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Manifestations of Gender Inequality and Its Influence on Health Service Use Among Female Injecting Drug Users - A Study in Champai, Mizoram

Gender inequalities affect women’s access to and experience of HIV/AIDS programmes and services. The current study focused on Female Injecting Drug Users with human immunodeficiency virus positive status, residing in Champai district of Mizoram - known as transit hub for illegal drugs.


Zero discrimination against women and girls

On  Zero Discrimination Day this year , UNAIDS is challenging the discrimination faced by women and girls in all their diversity in order to raise awareness and mobilize action to promote equality and empowerment for women and girls.


Spotlight — HIV–related discrimination against women and girls — Zero Discrimination Day 1 March 2020

A cross the world, gender inequality, violence, poverty and insecurity continue to stoke excessive HIV risk among women and girls, especially those in marginalized and excluded communities.


Technical Brief HIV and Human Rights and Gender Equality

The purpose of this Technical Brief is to assist Global Fund applicants in their efforts to include and expand concrete and effective programs to remove human rights-related barriers to HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment services. This brief discusses the barriers to access and uptake of HIV services that these programs help to remove, the...


Fighting HIV in Young Women Through Economic Empowerment

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges.


UNAIDS Gender Assessment Tool — Towards a gender-transformative HIV response

The gender assessment tool for national HIV responses (GAT) is intended to assist countries in assessing the HIV epidemic, context and response from a gender perspective and in making the responses gender transformative, equitable and rights based.


Right to Health

UNAIDS’ Right to health report makes it clear that states have basic human rights obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right to health. The report gives voice to the communities most affected by HIV on what the right to health means to them.


Technical Brief on HIV, Human Rights and Gender Equality

The purpose of this Technical Brief is to assist Global Fund applicants in their efforts to include and expand programs to remove human rights and gender-related barriers to HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment services.


How Are Gender Equality and Human Rights Interventions Included in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes and Policies: A Systematic Review of Existing Research Foci and Gaps

Many international and regional agreements have acknowledged the importance of promoting gender equality and human rights in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Programmes. This review used over 56 articles to identify research gaps in addressing the larger priority of integrating gender equality and human rights approaches into SRH programmes and...


Securing Women’s Land and Property Rights: A Critical Step to Address HIV, Violence, and Food Security

This report looks into the relationship between women’s property rights in the context of HIV/AIDS, violence against women, and food security. It discusses the unequal power relations that often occur in land ownership, as many cultures perpetuate gender inequality by not allowing women to own land as a mechanism to become autonomous. It discusses...


UNAIDS Cosponsor 2015: UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

This brief tells us about UN Women and how they collaborate with UNAIDS in order to ensure that there are policies and practices to reduce the vulnerability of women and girls to HIV and address unequal power relations between men and women. 


The Case for Addressing Gender and Power in Sexuality and HIV Education: A Comprehensive Review of Evaluation Studies

Many curriculum-based responses to sexuality and HIV educations have been developed as a response to prevent HIV, STI’s, an unintended pregnancy among young people. Haberland evaluates 22 interventions to assess their success in relation to whether or not they incorporated gender and power dynamics within their curriculum.  


Assets and Property Rights, HIV and AIDS

One aspect of reducing women’s vulnerability to HIV is to ensure their property and inheritance rights. This is often difficult as there are many preconceived social norms, which restrict women from owning land. In this paper, ICRW suggests ways in which women’s rights to property can be encouraged and secured.


Women’s Property Rights as an AIDS Response: Emerging Efforts in South Asia

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) conducted research to understand efforts to promote women’s property rights in response to HIV. This paper includes input from UNDP regarding pathways to ensure property rights for women as a measure of security towards the impact of HIV/AIDS.


Women's Property Rights, HIV and AIDS, and Domestic Violence

To understand the role of women’s property rights in mitigating the effects of HIV and violence, ICRW conducted research in South Africa and Uganda. They used qualitative research to explore linkages between women’s experience with land ownership, HIV, and domestic violence. This paper shares the findings from both studies, comparing similarities...


Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in the Americas

On the occasion of Zero Discrimination Day,   the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS launched a new report entitled " Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in the Americas ." The report, developed by CIM and UNAIDS with the collaboration of the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW Latina), includes...


Report on The First International Symposium on Self-testing for HIV: The Legal, Ethical, Gender, Human Rights and Public Health Implications of Self-testing Scale-up

HIV self-testing (HIVST) allows people to test in private. It is part of national policy in some countries including Kenya, with others considering introduction. In 2011, two pilot studies were conducted providing HIVST to health-workers in Kenya, and to community members in Malawi. This Report is based on the first global HIVST consultation (2013)...


Eliminating Forced, Coercive and Otherwise Involuntary Sterilization: An Interagency Statement by OHCHR, UN Women, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO

This statement aims to contribute to the elimination of forced, coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization. It reaffirms that sterilization as a method of contraception and family planning should be available, accessible, acceptable, of good quality, and free from discrimination, coercion and violence, and that laws, regulations, policies and...


Human Rights and Gender Equality in Health Sector Strategies: How to Assess Policy Coherence

AUTHORS: World Health Organization DATE: 2011 PUBLISHER: World Health Organization This tool, developed in collaboration between WHO, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is designed to support countries to strengthen national health strategies.


Human Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmissible Infections

This briefing paper takes an in-depth look at the standards developed by six UN "treaty monitoring bodies," or committees, in the area of HIV/AIDS and other STIs. Following a brief overview of the origin and work of the committees, this paper reviews standards each body has adopted as it has monitored governments' compliance with their duties under...